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Viagra vs. Divorce

If sex with your husband is nonexistent but your health insurance records indicate your spouse is taking erectile dysfunction pills like Viagra, chances are he may be cheating. On the other hand, if you can’t keep up in the bedroom since your husband started taking Viagra, you are also at risk. Many fifty and sixty something couples are discovering that “sex enhancing” drugs make them incompatible. In a USA Today article from March 2001, Karen …

Divorces Increase After Children Leave the Home

The Institute of Family Studies in Australia has discovered the risk of divorcing after the children leave the home has doubled in a generation. That’s usually after 20 years of marriage. The first 10 years of marriage continue to be the delicate period for most Australian couples, but the latest information points to the new “20-year itch.” The institute’s director Alan Hayes says couples are staying together until the kids leave home. The number of …

Traditional Gender Roles vs. Unconventional Marriage

Traditional gender roles are not the standard they once were. Just watch an episode of AMC’s hit show MAD MEN or any show on the classic TV networks. You’ll see a vast difference between the homes and workplaces of today and yesterday. But for all that has changed, some views on gender roles have remained the same. While going through divorce settlements, women who were the higher wage-earners have been more hesitant to pay spousal …

Are A Few Extra Pounds Enough To Divorce?

There are countless reasons why couples choose to divorce. From lack of communication to lack of money, infidelity isn’t alone. But what about weight gain? Are a few extra pounds a big enough reason to call it quits? New York Magazine interviewed eleven couples in long-term relationships to see how much a thicker waistline truly mattered. The opinions ran the gamut, but they all had one thing in common: staying healthy requires a team effort. For couples …

Top 10 Tips for Traversing the Intersection of Technology and Divorce

The Huffington Post offers us a Top 10 Tips for Traversing the Intersection of Technology and Divorce In descending order: 10. Beware of the iCloud. . . . 9. What’s in your browser history? . . . . 8. The iPad you left at home may still be connected to your iPhone. . . . 7. Location services on your phone or other mobile device can be used to track your whereabouts. . . . …

Marriage Diagnostic Check

A Marriage Diagnostic Check Just about everyone knows the statistics regarding divorce rates. Even still, you will be hard-pressed to find a couple that believes it will happen to them. So where’s the disconnection? Like everything from auto repair to healthcare, maintenance is key to proper performance. Here are some ways to troubleshoot. 1. Ignoring issues as a couple. Pretending there aren’t any issues in the relationship is not wise. Unexpressed feelings will start weighing on you. …

What’s Your Love Language?

The 5 Love Languages By Gary Chapman If you haven’t heard of this book by now, I’m pretty surprised. Comically I have had this book for almost a year now and finally picked it up and read it cover to cover in one night. It’s a short read, about 200 pages, but I read it in one sitting because it was so intriguing. If you know nothing about the book, in brief as the title …

Making New Friends After A Divorce

When a marriage ends, there are often a lot of “I should have…” thoughts and conversations. “I should have seen it coming.” “I should have been more attentive.” And the list goes on. “Should” is a very dangerous word. You can’t separate it from its close cousin – the feeling of regret. “Regret” then brings its partners, “blame” and “fault”. These are friends you don’t need during a divorce. There’s enough regret, blame, and fault …

Men Don’t Always Leave After Their Wives’ Affairs

“If my wife ever cheated, I’d leave.” If you were to ask the hypothetical question to men, this may very well be their response. But what if you asked guys that had actually been in that position? Would it surprise you to know that most men didn’t run to their nearest divorce attorney? Well they didn’t. In fact in a poll of 1,500 men who had been cheated on, more than 71 percent of them …

Character, Credibility & Social Media

Whether or not you prevail on an issue at trial is in part dependent on your character and credibility to the Judge. You’ll likely be dressed appropriately, I will advise you not to roll your eyes or heavy-sigh while listening to your exes’ testimony. You will put on the best show you are capable of for the Court. However, in this day and age, your credibility and character have already been documented—by you—long before trial. …

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